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Author Brackett, David,
Title Categorizing sound : genre and twentieth-century popular music / David Brackett.
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
2016

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Author Brackett, David,
Subject Popular music genres -- Social aspects -- United States.
Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 368 pages) : illustrations, music
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: They never even knew -- Foreign music and the emergence of phonography -- Forward to the past: race music in the 1920s -- The newness of old-time music -- From jazz to pop: swing in the 1940s -- The corny-ness of the folk -- The dictionary of soul -- Crossover dreams: from Urban cowboy to the King of Pop -- Notes toward a conclusion.
Summary "Categorizing Sound addresses the relationship between categories of music and categories of people: in other words, how do particular ways of organizing sound become integral parts of whom we perceive ourselves to be and of how we feel connected to some people and disconnected from others? After an introduction that discusses the key theoretical concepts to be deployed, Categorizing Sound presents a series of case studies that range from foreign music, race music, and old-time music in the 1920s up through country and rhythm and blues in the 1980s. Each chapter focuses not so much on the musical contents of these genres as on the process of 'gentrification' through which these categories are produced."--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520965317 (electronic bk.)
0520965310 (electronic bk.)
9780520248717 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
OCLC # 932302927
Additional Format Print version: Brackett, David. Categorizing sound. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] 9780520248717 (DLC) 2015046200 (OCoLC)932116111


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